Visiting the famous temples in Kyoto nourishes the spirit but not the body. Using a Japanese food guide as our bible we made our way to Hisago (ひさご) to try their famous Oyakodon. We, as in her. I went against the norm - every single person there was ordering, waiting for or eating Oyakodon. I thumbed my nose at them all and chose the cha soba, cold buckwheat noodles zapped with green tea.
I was right of course. She wouldn't admit it then and she probably won't admit it now. Oyakodon is a play on words. It means "parent-child bowl" and refers to the fact that is has both chicken and egg. They're simmered together with onion in a dashi broth or chicken stock and then poured on top of rice. I wasn't bowled over by it (sorry for the pun.) It was a bit bland for my buds.